It was the perfect day for a rewatch; it's 20 degrees and snowing. I am so with you on the Fringe vibe. The Striking Woman? What's the Brotherhood? she is definitely from the future; one where it seems that she holds power and influence and reports to The Witness. The big boss man wears gear from WWI. Why would create they create a virus that would kill most of the human race? I know that Senator Royce is involved, and part of some power hungry cabal, who had Leland Goines making some kind of biological weapon. I don't think their goal was to annihilate the human race. I could write pages about this, but Jones was right when she said that the 12 Monkeys,or whomever, had infiltrated places of power. They're getting funding from somewhere, right? Cole will be less reckless w/Cassie,and not just because of the message. I think being erased is becoming less palatable as time goes on, am I right? Also, Aaron did not seem to notice that Cole was walking around Cassie's place like he lived there, which was weird. I hope that he'll be better as a "mole" i.e., his job, as being unaware of his surroundings, could get him killed. Cole also does not trust him, as he lied about the paper with the 12 Monkeys "logo" on it, and handed it directly to Cassie. He also made an excellent point, which Aaron clearly took to heart, that if Cassie believes him, than he should have too. I"m glad that she will have Aaron's support, as Cole keeps coming and going, and he wasn't sure if he was coming back. Jennifer: she has a personality disorder, amongst other things,as she was wearing glasses in 2011. I am pretty sure that she's not carrying around her contact lenses with her, so each Jennifer is different in some way. I think that there are different versions of herself, and they don't have different names, ie. one wears glasses, another doesn't, and other changes, to her personality big or small. Cole does care for her, and does not want to see her injured, and clearly no one else has ever cared about her. Her father thinks that she murdered, what six people? But if she has met him before and he has always been nice to her, it wouldn't matter; as she would be obsessed with him either way. However, that's an easy answer, so who knows, right? She's still got that necklace! Cassie clearly got over her "no killing" thing, as that was the first thing she told Cole to do after seeing "The Witness". I found this disturbing because she thought he was REAL. So now we have:Jennifer seeing the Witness, but not knowing it. Cole seeing him in his hallucinations, but not knowing it.Cassie and Cole seeing the red forest; but he saw it via another drug. The Striking Woman tells Cassie that the house was like "a memory from tomorrow". Cole's memories are out of order: his present could be someone's future, & his future, is someone's past. The two of them, are the constant, and linked, even if her death changed the future, and there was never a message. Alt-2043Cole returned to an alt-2043, Jones did not get the message, Cole was killed two years ago, during the West VII attack. Ramse said that Cole was shot and never woke up, which is important; even if it was a coma. Ramse would have said if Cole had been shot and died, bleeding in front of him. I think the dizziness, which we all thought was because the torso was Cole, was because he was already dying, ie. not waking up, in 2041. The subsequent nose bleed,and the pain he was feeling as he splintered away, was because the alt-future was already coming to fruition, as Cassie was about to be killed, and the alt-Cole was dead. When he returned to his 2043, now back on track, he was two hours LATE. We could talk about this for hours.
Thank-you for your great review!Interesting thought about Ramse, I hope for Cole's sake, he does not go to the dark side. I also agree with you about people being lost in time, as one version of them could come back all bloody or in pieces, or dead. As much as this show gives me a strong TSCC vibe, in this case it also reminds of BSG, i.e., when Starbuck finds her own body. I have always found Jones words to Cole in 3.02 about how she fears time and he should as well, quite compelling. This show gives us a lot to think about, even if some of the answers seem very obvious. I am glad that the necklace is not a cross, it would not have been very original. I am starting to agree that the Pallid Man is front the future. The abnormal strength is a big clue, but when he was cut, he looked shocked that he was bleeding, and thus backed away, rather than continue the fight. I love your podcast and heard the great interview with Terry Matalas! He is very talented and made me even more excited to watch the show.
I love this show, and it is disappointing that it is not getting the ratings. I am so glad the timeline has finally split from the original one. I'm with you about Cole, he definitely was reacting as he did last week, when near his alternate self. I have a few thoughts; Who are the Pallid Guys men? They are covered up that way for a reason; you cannot even see skin. I'm dying to know!The virus has not been created yet; as they only have 1/2 of poor Cole, and Jennifer said the rest is on an island. So, they were early? The blew up 1/2 of it;so somehow they replicate it. I still think that Aaron, but more so Senator Royce are part of what ever is going on.I remember thinking it when,Cassie was talking about her life before Cole. Cole clearly told Cassie about his past, by the way he spoke about Ramse. The one thing that I love about his character, he never sugar coats anything, and it's why I loved the story about why he is on this mission. The Henri issue bugs me, because he was already dead in 2015, and no matter what, he was not leaving the island; I'm glad they wrapped it up so quickly. I guess Cassie is still processing how the time travel is working, i.e. Cole's line about how everybody is already dead. It did help Cassie remember/understand how violent he is. But they are on the same wavelength, as seen when he decided to flip the switch. Ramse is smarter than he seems, and his relationship with Cole, is by far the best one on the show. I was surprised that Cole did not realize the importance of keeping Cassie alive; as they were always in mortal danger. But then he was just so singleminded at this point. Emily Hampshire, as Jennifer is absolutely fantastic, as that is a difficult character to portray, and she is spot on. I love it, because the only thing that I even seen her in was a Christmas special. When the Pallid Man told Jennifer that her father was dead, thinking he was so clever, and she started screaming at him, grabbed the necklace, and was actually happy he was dead, was a highlight for me. We assumed she hated her Dad, right? It also made her obsess about Cole even more. Cole disappearing in front of her, just raised her crazy up another notch.
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